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Employment Forecast

The recent data from U.S. Department of Labor shows that the employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through year 2010 as the health services industry expands because of technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population. It is one of the fastest growing occupations. Eureka, the California computerized career information system, indicates that there will be 44,000 Medical Assistant job openings projected in California through 2008.

Career Options

Medical Assistant: Acute Care Hospitals, Extended care, Rehabilitation, Home Health Care, Doctor's Offices, and Clinics. Students may continue their education by enrolling in the RN program which is also offered in College of Marin.


Salary levels depends on experience, additional degrees, and area of country. Medical Assistants with no prior experience may start from $13 per hour. Assistants with some experience can make from the minimum to $16.00. Fully experienced assistants can earn up to $21.00 an hour.

Medical Assisting webpage
Technical Contact: Angela Olmanson, Administrative Assistant for Health Science Department, 415.485.9319
Content Responsible:
Marshall Alameida, PhD, RN, CNS, Dean of Health Sciences